esp8266 cant upload simple blink and tried several things

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dcarl661
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esp8266 cant upload simple blink and tried several things

Post by dcarl661 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:02 pm

windows 8.1 pro. installed serial virtual com port driver and it created com9 which I can see created in device manager.
and if i plug and unplug the USB which is connect to the ESP8266 i see com9 get created in device manager.

In the arduino ide i've tried all the different board types, generic, sparkfun thing.. and a couple of others.

I've changed the upload speed and tried 9600 then put it back to the default 115200

I see the RX led flash as it tries to upload the simple blink sketch, so I know something is happening.

But it always fails with this error:

start ERROR CUT
Arduino: 1.8.4 (Windows 8.1), Board: "SparkFun ESP8266 Thing Dev, 80 MHz, Flash, 512K (no SPIFFS), v2 Lower Memory, Disabled, None, Only Sketch, 115200"

Build options changed, rebuilding all
Archiving built core (caching) in: C:\Users\DAVIDC~1\AppData\Local\Temp\arduino_cache_870151\core\core_esp8266_esp8266_thingdev_CpuFrequency_80,VTable_flash,FlashSize_512K0,LwIPVariant_v2mss536,Debug_Disabled,DebugLevel_None____,FlashErase_none,UploadSpeed_115200_196b07c3b23025b8b1e9612c340a0d46.a
Sketch uses 247956 bytes (49%) of program storage space. Maximum is 499696 bytes.
Global variables use 28044 bytes (34%) of dynamic memory, leaving 53876 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 81920 bytes.
warning: espcomm_sync failed
error: espcomm_open failed
error: espcomm_upload_mem failed
error: espcomm_upload_mem failed

This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
option enabled in File -> Preferences.
END ERROR CUT

dcarl661
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Re: esp8266 cant upload simple blink and tried several things

Post by dcarl661 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:41 am

Stupid me, I was so used to using a particle photon I didn't realize that I had to actually turn on the esp8266 chip.
When I plugged into the usb it created the comport so I thought it was online, so I didn't mess with the on/off switch.

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